Hollywood star Antonio Banderas has said that a world run by women “would be much less violent”.
The Spanish actor, who recently gained critical success for his role as Pablo Picasso in the Emmy-nominated series ‘Genius’, said in an interview: “I think a world ruled by women would be much less violent.”
The 58-year-old star said: “Love is what moves us to do things. I am not afraid to die, but what fears me is to want to stop, to get tired, to become exhausted. I have so many things to do!”
Banderas added that women have been an essential part of his life and that he considers them a “bottomless mystery” which is what attracts him to them.
He also believes that gender equality has a long way to go until men and women are considered the same in all walks of life.
Banderas spoke kindly of his former wife Melanie Griffith who he will “love forever” because “she is not my wife” but “my family”.
The Spanish actor said that the only subject he does not like commenting on is politics.
Banderas began his acting career in a series of movies directed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar and moved into the Hollywood mainstream during the 1990s with films such as ‘Assassins’, ‘Evita’ and ‘Interview with a Vampire’.
Alongside Penelope Cruz, he stars in Almodovar’s new film ‘Dolor y Gloria’ (‘Pain and Glory’) which is due for release in March.